Max Meitzen

Max Meitzen

Full Name: Max Meitzen
Date of birth: January 23, 1845
Date of death: June 26, 1918

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 57 Jan 13, 1903 - Jan 10, 1905 28th   Democrat Fayetteville / Fayette   Fayette
H 45 Jan 8, 1901 - Jan 13, 1903 27th   Democrat Fayetteville / Fayette   Fayette
H 45 Jan 10, 1899 - Jan 8, 1901 26th   Democrat Fayetteville / Fayette   Fayette

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Biographical Sketches

Military Service Notes

  • Confederate States Army, M. Meitzen, Private, 5th Texas Field Battery (Captain Cruezbaur), enlisted 6/1/1863 at Fort Brown. Max Meitzen, application date 11/25/1914, birth year estimated 1845, born in Saxony, Germany, residence in Fayette County for 65 years, lawyer, age 69. Pension File No. 30927, Alabama, Texas and Virginia, Confederate Pensions, 1884-1958.
  • Confederate States Army, "As a Confederate soldier he entered the service a member of Wellhausen's light artillery, attached to Duff's regiment, but was transferred later to Griffin's regiment of infantry." The Twenty-Seventh Legislature and State Administration of Texas, 1901.

Other Resources

  • Census of 1900 - Max Meitzen, Fayetteville, Fayette County, born January 1845 in Germany, lawyer, spouse Bettie. FamilySearch.
  • Max Meitzen, birth date 1/23/1845 in Saxony, Germany; death date 6/26/1918 in Fayetteville, Fayette County, Texas; attorney at law. FamilySearch Texas Deaths, 1890-1976.
  • Max Meitzen, birth date 1/23/1845, death date 6/26/1918, burial in Fayetteville City Cemetery, Fayette County, spouse Barbara Elizabeth "Bettie" Heinschel Meitzen ("Bettie Meitzen" on grave marker). Find a Grave.
  • 27th Legislature (1901) - Max Meitzen, postoffice Fayetteville, nativity Germany, age 56 (born circa 1845), farmer, lawyer, Democrat. Texas Legislative Manual.
  • Hon. Max Meitzen, one of the first settlers of Fayetteville and the first mayor of Fayetteville; mentioned in excerpt from Fayette County, Her History and Her People. Death of Mrs. Antonia Meitzen, mother of Hon. Max Meitzen of Fayetteville, Schulenburg Sticker, 6/4/1908. Fayette County, TXGenWeb Project. Fayette County History Mrs. Antonia Meitzen


  • Photograph. Max Meitzen, 28th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Max Meitzen, 26th Legislature, State Preservation Board

Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol

Committee Information top

28th R.S. - 1903
Agricultural Affairs  
Commerce and Manufactures  
Contingent Expenses  
Judiciary No. 2  
27th R.S. - 1901
Contingent Expenses  
Mining and Minerals  
Private Land Claims  
26th R.S. - 1899
Contingent Expenses  
Examination of Comptroller's and Treasurer's Accounts  
State Asylums  

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